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Torii Hunter Merece Una Leccion Latina

 


 

Por los pasados dias Torii Hunter probablemente no ha disfrutado como el esperaba los entrenamientos primaverales.

 

Como muchos peloteros el jardinero central de los Angelinos de Los Angeles esperaba tener una primavera tranquila sín buscar problema ni controversia.

 

No ha sido así para el señor Hunter.

 

Hunter se le complicó su situación fuera del terreno al tener que pasar por varios dias explicando que no tuvo la intención de despreciar a los jugadores latinoamericanos en las Grandes Ligas cuando recientemente se refirió a ellos como “impostores” al abordar el tema sobre la merma de peloteros de raza negra o como se dice en los Estados Unidos afro-americanos en las Mayores.

 

Hunter hizo sus comentarios hace dos semanas atras durante una mesa redonda del diario USA Today sobre el béisbol y fueron publicados en la edición del pasado 10 de marzo.

 

En su propio blog de internet en la pagina official de Las Mayores admitió que se expresó mal pero a su vez dejo saber que no dará una disculpa sobre sus palabras.

 

En el articulo publicado por USA TODAY entre comentarios, ademas de impostores, dijo que los jugadores latinoamericanos podian ser contratados por una mera bolsa de papas fritas.

 

En honor a la verdad, Hunter ademas de aprender la próxima vez a bien seleccionar sus palabras y pedirle perdón a los latinoamericanos deberia estar pendiente a los sucesos económicos en el béisbol.

 

Por dar un buen ejemplo tan reciente como este pasado invierno los Rojos de Cincinnati contrataron al lanzador zurdo Aroldis Chapman por seis años y 30.25 millones de dólares.   

 

Un serpentinero que en esta primavera esta tirando su primera pelota a nivel de liga mayor.

 

Tambien Hunter deberia saber que sus propios compañeros de equipo entre otros Bobby Abreu, Kendry Morales, Erick Aybar y Juan Rivera ninguno le es pagado en papas fritas.

 

Siempre lo he escrito que los latinos nos debemos respetar y es hora que Hunter ofrezca su disculpa formal.

 

Tanto Hunter como muchos ignorantes para una próxima vez deben saber que a ningun latino se le debe llamar “impostor” por un mera frustración o otra razón.

 

También deberian saber que cuando comienze la temporada en el mes de Abril muy probablemente sobre un 24 porciento serán latinos en los rosters y muchos ganan muy buena plata.

 

Por aquello de repasar números al final de la temporada 2009, siete de los mejores 10 pagos en las Mayores fueron Latinos y ellos son:.

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees: $33,000,000

Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers: $23, 854,494

Carlos Beltran: New York Mets: $19, 243,682

Carlos Lee, Houston Astros: $19,000,000

Magglio Ordoñez, Detroit Tigers: $18,971,576

Johan Santana, New York Mets: $18,876,139

Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs: $18,750,000

Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs: $17,000,000

Aramis Ramirez, Chicago Cubs: $16,650,000

Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees: $15,000,000

 

Y si desea saber un poco más de historia, 10 de los 25 jugadores que en sus carreras en las han ganado sobre $100 millones  en las Grandes Ligas son latinos. Ellos son:

 

Alex Rodriguez: $231,416,252

Manny Ramírez: $186,112,763

Pedro Martínez: $147,259,585

Carlos Delgado: $146,299,000

Sammy Sosa (retirado): $124,068,000

Iván Rodríguez: $116,573,932

Mariano Rivera: $114,530,125

Vladimir Guerrero: $112,430,000

Magglio Ordoñez: $105,644,770

Bernie Williams (retirado): $103,100,001

 

Torii Hunter que bien piense sus palabras una próxima vez.

Highest Paid Latinos in MLB

 


Next time Torii Hunter not only should have a better choice of words but also his facts right.

 

The Angel outfielder should know that the latest sensation to come from Latin America Cuban left-handed Aroldis Chapman was signed to a 6-year, $30 million deal by the Cincinnati Reds.

 

Hunter should no better that is not true that Major League Baseball prefers scouting and signing Latino players because they are willing to sign “for a bag of chips.”

 

Again he should ask his fellow Angels Latino teammates whom Arte Moreno is not paying them in corn or potato chips.

 

As of the end of 2009, seven of the best 10 paid players in the Majors according to a report from The Associated Press are Latinos.

 

Just for the facts, these are the best 10 Latino Players paid in Major League Baseball.

 

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees: $33,000,000
Manny Ramirez,
Los Angeles Dodgers: $23, 854,494

Carlos Beltran: New York Mets: $19, 243,682
Carlos Lee,
Houston Astros: $19,000,000

Magglio Ordoñez, Detroit Tigers: $18,971,576

Johan Santana, New York Mets: $18,876,139
Carlos Zambrano,
Chicago Cubs: $18,750,000

Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs: $17,000,000

Aramis Ramirez, Chicago Cubs: $16,650,000
Mariano
Rivera, New York Yankees: $15,000,000

 

Hunter should know some history too.

 

Among the top 25 Major League Baseball players who have earned over $100 million total salary over their career through the end of 2009, not including bonuses, 10 are Latinos. The earnings definitely are not “bag of chips”.

 

Alex Rodriguez: $231,416,252

Manny Ramírez: $186,112,763

Pedro Martínez: $147,259,585

Carlos Delgado: $146,299,000

Sammy Sosa (retired): $124,068,000

Iván Rodríguez: $116,573,932

Mariano Rivera: $114,530,125

Vladimir Guerrero: $112,430,000

Magglio Ordoñez: $105,644,770

Bernie Williams (retired): $103,100,001

Torii Hunter: Latinos Want an Apology


Before the next time Torii Hunter opens his mouth, he should think over what he wants to say or get a dictionary.

 

If Hunter gets a big booing on Opening Day in Los Angeles, he better know for the future. He deserves it.

 

Hunter referred to Latinos as “impostors” while discussing the number of present African-Americans in the Major Leagues.

 

Hunter’s original comments were made two weeks ago in one of a series of USA Today roundtables about baseball and published in Wednesday’s editions.

 

According to a story published in USA Today’s Thursday edition, he meant no harm or disrespect to Latin American players. However, he made very clear he is not apologizing even though he admits using the wrong choice of words.

 

I really would like to know if, during a similar interview, a Latino player in a similar context would have said the word “Negro” before calling such people “impostors” in the majors.

 

I bet the whole media would have exploded on it.

 

If it would have been a Dominican Republic or Venezuelan player, no matter his skin color, people would have asked immediately for his deportation. No matter if it was an All-Star like Hanley Ramirez or Miguel Cabrera.

 

If it would have been Cuban, the outcry would have made its way back to Fidel Castro. No matter if it would have been Alexei Ramirez or newcomer Aroldis Chapman.

 

Puerto Rican players cannot be deported as the island is a United States territory, but they would have felt the wrath all season long. Ask Carlos Delgado how much he was booed when he refused to stand all the 2004 season for “God Bless America.”

 

There would have been no pardon no matter what they would have said later, like they were misquoted because of their poor English.

 

Hunter should look around in his own Angels locker room and start apologizing to his teammates such as Kendry Morales, Bobby Abreu, Joel Piñeiro, Erick Aybar, Fernando Rodney, and Juan Rivera.

 

Maybe it’s understandable that Hunter has some bitterness and resentment of the present situation of the lack of African-Americans in Major League Baseball, but he has to admit and apologize he was wrong.

 

By the way, we are in the 2010s, and, for the good sake of baseball, stop the differentiation of whites, African-American, and Latinos.

 

Major League Baseball must leave alone the diversity issue and understand more than ever it is an international game and there should not be any differentiation of colors.

 

If you know the Latino Angels players mentioned above, there are some from the lightest (Piñeiro) to the darkest (Rodney) skins. Latinos are brothers no matter their color.

 

Hunter is saying he did not want to imply he was a racist. Sorry, but if he feels that way, he needs to apologize and move on.

 

Thank goodness he did not take it also with the Japanese players. New teammate Hideki Matsui would have not been very happy either.

 

Get ready, Torii, that large Mexican population in Los Angeles will be waiting for you.

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